These Â gorgeous, three-tier container gardens were spotted in front of theÂ Fairmont Hotel in Chicago where I stayed this week.
The Â first thing that caught my attention was the copper containers themselves and then I noticed how dynamic the plant arrangement was!
Not only are the copper containers Â a feature in this landscape, but the “understory” planting of bulbs and annuals all work together for this spectacular vignette.
Note how the tulips, Swedish ivy and other annuals complete the look underneath the copper container garden arrangement.
The top Â tier features the “thriller” plant, or featured plant- a strappy and billowy ornamental grass.
Underneath are lavender azaleas and spilling, Swedish ivy.
The three-tier container plant arrangement is elevated from the bottom level for prominence.
A metal planter stand raises the copper containers for greater prominence.
I recommend using a concrete paver to place the stand on.
It will balance that the metal legs Â so they don’t sink into the soil and tilt over.
You can always cover the paver with a sheet of moss.
Every tier in the container garden arrangement is elevated.
When selecting a plant stand for use within another pot like this, make sure the legs sit as low to the bottom of the container as possible so that it doesn’t “sink” after filling with soil and plants.
I suggest using a metal plant stand that is powder coated so that it doesn’t rot from the constant contact with moist soil.
Hope this container garden arrangement inspires you to create your own!
Here are some more of my container garden design ideas.
Okay, go out and garden!